The Learning about Forests programme is going from strength to strength! Monday 28 September, our FEE member organisation, Društvo DOVES - FEE Slovenia, launched the Learning about Forests programme.
Rachel Boyle, International LEAF Director, welcomed Slovenia on board and looks forward to watching the programme grow in Slovenia!
The programme was launched at the annual conference of the Eco-Schools programme . Over 450 eco-coordinators from 285 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and faculties participated at the Conference. Guests of honour at the conference were: Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Mr. Dejan Zidan, and Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Bart Twaalfhoven.
Lek Pharmaceuticals will help support the programme in Slovenia. Ms. Katarina Klemenc, LEK/Sandoz group; director of Corporate Communications attended the launch.
The Learning about Forests (LEAF) programme, run by FEE International, was presented by Rachel Boyle, International Director of the programme. It is expected that kindergartens and schools will participate in the programme as forest is included as a topic within main themes of the Eco-Schools programme in Slovenia and many activities already related or even focus on forests. The main purpose of launching the LEAF programme in Slovenia is therefore to make the topic of forest systematically approached and consequently more visible and exposed. This is important as 60 % of Slovenian territory is covered with forests which puts it on the third place in Europe.